Grammy Award winning group Tinariwen ‘Sahara blues’ returns to Malaysia

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PUSAKA and the Embassy of the Republic of France are pleased to present the upcoming concert, Tinariwen: Returns to Malaysia 2023, which will take place on 15 December 2023 at JioSpace Petaling Jaya. Grammy Award winning world famous group Tinariwen will held their second concert in Malaysia, as part of their 2023 Asia Tour; other stops are India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Thailand.


Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning collective of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. They are pioneers of a musical genre called ‘Assouf’, also known as the ‘Sahara Blues’, which blends ancient Tuareg melodies and rhythms with electric guitars and soaring vocals. With a career spanning decades, Tinariwen continues to push boundaries and inspire audiences globally with their unique sound that effortlessly combines traditional Tuareg music with modern influences.

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Hailed as one of the most outstanding and innovative bands in the world music scene, Tinariwen promises a night of mesmerising music that will transport audiences to the breathtaking landscapes of the Sahara. The concert will showcase songs from their latest album, Amatssou, which has garnered widespread acclaim for its deeply-felt lyrics and rhythmic melodies, as well as some of their well known compositions.


Fans and music enthusiasts can expect a unique cultural experience as Tinariwen takes the stage—a rare opportunity for Malaysian audiences to witness the band’s unparalleled musical brilliance and to be part of a cultural journey that transcends borders.


Tinariwen: Returns to Malaysia

Tickets for Tinariwen’s second concert in Malaysia are now available for purchase. Don’t miss the chance to witness Tinariwen live in JioSpace, Petaling Jaya.


Date: Friday, 15 December 2023

Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: JioSpace, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening by the drummers of

Chinna Rasa Urumee Melum Masana Kali

and ethnic Borneo band, Nading Rhapsody



Oasis (seated) RM350

Sahara (standing) RM200

Dune (mezzanine standing) RM250

Note: Seats are assigned on a first-come first-served basis.


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For more information, please contact:

[email protected] or [email protected]

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